Wales and Lions full-back Leigh Halfpenny says the battle for the full-back jersey will see him reach new highs.
Warren Gatland has named a 37-man squad to take on Australia in this summer's Lions tour.
Wales are hoping to come home from Australia on a high by winning the last test tomorrow morning.
Wales Coach Warren Gatland has called up four players to his injury-hit Wales squad for the remaining Autumn Internationals against Argentina, Tonga and Australia. Dragons backs Tom Prydie and Hallam Amos, plus Scarlets props Samson Lee and Rhodri Jones will all train with the squad this week.
It comes as Gatland grapples with a mounting injury list following Saturday's 24-12 defeat to South Africa. Centre Jonathan Davies, winger Liam Williams, and props Adam Jones and Scott Andrews all limped off during the game, with Davies ruled out for the remaining matches with a chest injury.
Given the severe difficulty that every Welsh club faces in today’s tough economic environment, any additional funding that is potentially available to the grass roots of our game is positive news for rugby communities around Wales.
From a Regional Rugby point of view, we remain focused on our original published objectives , including the development of Welsh international players and their retention in Wales , so we are of course encouraged to hear of any proposed initiative that may help contribute to that particular goal.
We have been consistent in our position that we need to work to define long-term structural solutions that can strategically improve the framework of professional rugby in Wales.
We very much look forward to hearing the details behind the WRU's announcement and understanding the mechanism by which the proposed one-off action will make a positive and sustainable contribution to our game over time.
– Stuart Gallacher, Chief Executive RRW
As the PwC report identified the logical strategic solution is a closer and more collaborative approach between the Regions and the WRU so we look forward to working with the WRU on this proposal and in developing the right long term strategies for Welsh professional rugby.
The Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) has announced it will invest an additional £2.5m to help improve the game across Wales.
Following a series of meetings between the WRU and the four Welsh regions, £1m will be awarded to regional rugby to target the development and recruitment of Welsh international players.
The extra funding comes following the success of the senior international team during the Six Nations title for the third time since 2008.
Four Wales players have been handed the chance to stake their claim for a place in Warren Gatland's test XV for Wednesday's warm-up clash with Western Force in Perth. There is still no place for injured captain Sam Warburton who is continuing his recovery from a knee problem.
George North and Leigh Halfpenny have been given their first starts of the tour while Alun Wyn Jones and Ian Evans make up and all-Welsh second row alongside England's Tom Croft and Irish pair Sean O'Brien and Jami Heaslip.
Coach Warren Gatland has opted for a completely fresh starting line-up after Saturday's 8-59 win in searing temperatures in the opening game of the three-test tour.
Toby Faletau is the only other Welsh addition, starting on the bench.
– Warren Gatland, British and Irish Lions Squad
I am really excited by the first selection of the tour. Naturally it comprises largely those players not involved in last weekend’s Aviva Premiership and RaboDirect PRO12 finals and we have a lot of players making their debuts for the Lions. At the same time we have a hard core of experience with the six former Lions sharing 430 caps between them and 19 Lions Tests.
There are also some proven combinations such as the Welsh centre pairing and backrow. Some of the boys who played last weekend are on the bench as cover and generally everyone in the camp is raring to go.
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland has named his team to face the Barbarians in Hong Kong on Saturday. A total of 11 Welshmen are in the 23 man squad, but Ireland's Paul O'Connell has taken on the captaincy after Sam Warburton was sidelined by a knee injury.
The starting line up includes Alex Cuthbert, Jonathan Davies, Jamie Roberts, Mike Phillips, Richard Hibbard, Adam Jones, Dan Lydiate, Justin Tipuric and Toby Faletau. George North and Alun Wyn Jones are on the bench.
Lions vs Barbarians - Hogg, Cuthbert, Davies, Roberts, Maitland, Farrell, Phillips, Vunipola, Hibbard, A Jones, Gray, O'Connell (c). contd..
Lions vs Barbarians - contd - Lydiate, Tuperic, Faletau. Reps-T.Youngs, Healy, Stevens, Wyn Jones, Heaslip, Murray, Sexton, North.#LionsTour
Back row numbers are 6. Lydiate. 7. Tipuric 8. Faletau.#LionsTour
Wales flanker Sam Warburton, the Lions' fifth-youngest skipper, could miss out on Saturday's opener against the Barbarians due to a puffy knee.
Lions head coach Warren Gatland will tomorrow announce a starting line-up dominated by Wales players prior to nine games in Australia.
The match-day 23 on Saturday is set to comprise those players involved at training camps in Wales and Ireland during the past fortnight.
More than a dozen more who featured in last Saturday's play-off finals will gain their opportunities against Western Force and Queensland Reds next week.
British and Irish Lions have arrived in Honk Kong ahead of their warm up game against the Barbarians at the weekend. They've been providing a taste of what it's like to be tourists, as Dean Thomas reports.